(Closed) Contractions?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would probably get it checked out, just in case (but I work in NICU and see a lot of premature babies). Most unintentional home births I have heard of, it was because the mom was having discomfort, but didn’t think it was “bad enough” to be actual labour.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

everybody experiences them differently. could be! why don’t you call?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would make that call and let the doc determine it. When I was going through Braxton Hicks I didn’t have the lower back pain. The “real” contractions gave me the lower back pain and mentrual cramp feeling. Like the others said, every one’s experiences are different but don’t wait too long.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I never got low back pain (which is weird because the baby was sunny side up), but it just felt like bad period cramps in a rhythm (every 5-10 minutes for me until the pit augmentation then every 2-3 minutes).  I could always talk through mine until the last 3 or 4 before my epidural.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

if you’re having lower back pain, go get checked out.  My aunt had that instead of the usual labor pain in the front.

I’d also suggest timing them and FEEL your “stomach”.  If it gets tight, then loosens consistantly every so many minutes, those ARE contractions and you NEED TO BE CHECKED. 

I had NO PAIN with my daughter (not a good thing, ’cause NO ONE believed I was in labor and the only thing that changed their mind was the fact i was dilating) and that’s how I knew I was having contractions.  (oh, and by no pain, I mean none.  went in at 6pm and no meds till the c-section at 11pm.  i would NOT recommend it, either.)  My daughter was also a preemie (4-5 weeks early, no eyebrows or eyelashes) and was in the NICU for a week.

Remember: it’s better to be safe than sorry.  Especially if you’re that early.  better to be a regular at the hospital, than wait till the last minute and have it born at home….

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Always, with any questions CALL YOUR DOCTOR!!! Yes, I have a scary story about not calling the doctor due to stomach pain which I thought was a pulled muscle.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Please let us know once you find out everything is okay.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

good!!!  hopefully the water and having your feet up will help! ๐Ÿ™‚  take care of yourself and let us know how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The big thing is whether they’re happening regularly or not. If they’re irregular, it’s more likely to be Braxton-Hicks contractions rather than the real thing. But always call your provider with questions–it’s what they’re there for. ๐Ÿ™‚

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